As you may already be aware, Dame Janet Finch CBE recently released the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings report ‘Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications’, otherwise known as the Finch Report.
Open Repository is delighted that the report recognizes the role that open access plays in publishing, and the call for the further development of repositories in the academic arena in the future. The following outlines the report findings, and how we can help your institution support the green route to open access.
Developing the role of repositories in the UK
Whilst communicating research findings through journals and other …
This year’s Open Access Week was the largest and most successful yet, with just under 900 participants from 94 countries! The aim of this global event was to open the public’s eyes to the benefits of open access in scholarly publishing and its impact on scientific progress across disciplines and society as a whole.
This year’s event included the Open Access Week Mandate Adoption Challenge, inviting institutions to announce their open access mandates and submit them to ROARMAP. The first mandate announced was from Teesside University for the launch of their repository, TeesRep, powered by Open Repository. It requires Teesside University researchers to deposit publicly available output of the University’s research into TeesRep, …
Nobel Prize-winning scientists urge Congress to act to ensure free online access to federally funded research results
Published Nov 10, 2009
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November 10, 2009
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Washington, DC – “For America to obtain an optimal return on our
investment in science, publicly funded research must be shared as
broadly as possible,” is the message that forty one Nobel Prize-winning
scientists in medicine, physics, and chemistry gave to Congress in an
open letter delivered yesterday. The letter marks the fourth time in
five years that leading scientists have called on Congress to ensure
free, timely access to the results of federally funded research – this
time asking leaders …
One of Open Repository’s most useful additions has been the ability to automatically retrieve metadata from PubMed given a PubMed ID. In the last couple of days, this integration has been taken a little further.
Now, when submitting an item, if you have used a PubMed identifier, on reaching the ‘Upload a file’ screen the system will contact PubMed and attempt to see if there is anywhere that hosts the full text for that article. If PubMed does have links for the full text, then these will be displayed on the page, allowing you to easily get to other sources of the full text so that you can upload it to your repository.
Note, that this only displays during the submission process, …